The Mad Padre
finally got some of his pictures off of his phone and emailed the links to me to share.
First up was a game of the new Too Fat Lardy
rules Chain of Command
|end of the patrol phase|
|my German Jump-off points in good cover and close to the objective|
|Mike's jump off points not as well situated|
|Mike comes on strong|
|my section in the ruins on the left gets pounded, but I reinforce with the 4th section I chose as my support|
|I blast Mike's section covering the crossroads and you can see in the background my reserve section coming across the field to outflank him |
I've decided I quite like Chain of Command
a lot. Previously I had thought the platoon level skirmish of limited potential, but Richard's blog posts
about his North African campaign games featuring very limited terrain make me think that the late '44 battles in the featureless polders of Holland might actually be gameable. I also wonder about the potential for more recent Canadian operations in the Panjwayi.
Next up was a game of Maurice
. We used the terrain generator system from the rules and my Austro-Bavarian force got a nice defensive position between two villages to hold off Mike who commanded my Prussian 'blue meanies'. Mike outnumbered me by about 1.5 to 1, although I got to use my supercool redoubt, just because of the coolness.
|Austrians in the background, Prussians advancing in the foreground|
|Mike\s grenadiers seize the objective, the bierhaus|
|Pandours try to snipe from the woods|
Even though I blew a hole or two in Mike's center, his grenadiers were firmly ensconced in the bierhaus
and made my right flank untenable. Although in this game you can see we've quite a few units on table and I think we've pushed the upper limits of Maurice
. Next time smaller armies of 12-15 units I think. For bigger games, I think Black Powder
would work better.
This holiday season I am hoping to get together with the Padre for more Chain of Command
. Him being a grad student and me being off until the New Year (the joy of being in a factory again!) will make this very possible. As an early present for myself I ordered in an extra hard copy of CoC
for myself and have been reading it and pondering rebasing a couple of platoons from my 15mm collection.
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